It took a lovely day at the spa with the beautiful Jess, from Lilypod and Sweetpea, the other week, to prompt me to write this post. We spent an afternoon getting pampered, lazing around and chatting, barely looking at our phones and it felt so good! We live in a world where we don’t ever seem to ever stop. Constantly flitting from one thing to the next. Rushing around trying to keep about 10 metaphorical plates in the air at the same time.
I genuinely do often feel like my mind, just like my web browser, has about 20 tabs open at any one time and it can be bloody exhausting!
Becoming a parent has definitely made life a lot busier but at the same time so has work, seeing friends, keeping the house clean with a toddler trashing it at every opportunity and just general day to day errands. Just because you’ve had kids, it doesn’t mean all the other busy aspects of life have slowed down.
I do also think technology has a lot to answer for, with regards to how different, and sometimes intense, our lives have become compared to our parents and grandparents. Smart phones, laptops, tablets etc have enhanced our lives so much but have also made us constantly available and a lot more easily available to others as well. There seems to be an expectation that if someone gets in touch with you, you have to respond immediately, thanks to ‘message read’ notifications…I’m talking to you whatsapp!
I’ve been wanting to introduce a laptop/tablet/phone free night in our house for a while now. Where we just chill, chat and watch box sets but I’ll put my hands up and say it’s 100% me who doesn’t seem to ever find the ‘right time’. I’m always finding an excuse and it’s getting ridiculous.
I think I need to get better at writing things down in a diary or planner. I’ve got a blogging one but I need a personal one as well. I love stationery and love writing lists but, ironically, have just not found the time this year.
Have you noticed a change in how much you rush around since you became a parent/have gotten older? How do you stay organized?